Penstemon laevigatus

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Eastern Smooth Beardtongue


Plant Specifics

Size:1 - 3 ft tall, 2 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White, lavender
Phenology:Blooms mid-summer
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Informal shady semi-shady gardens.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam
Soil pH:Adaptable



Attracts bees, butterflies. 

Larval host for common buckeye (Junonia coenia).

Native Habitats:Moist hardwood forests

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures